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Tips to Get Your Lawn Ready for Independence Day

It’s no secret that the perfect July 4th party starts with good food and a spectacular fireworks show at the end of the night. There are only a few days left to get all the red, white, and blue decorations your favorite party supply store offers and prepare a fabulous menu of the cookout staples your guests expect. But all that can be overshadowed pretty quickly if your lawn is in disarray.

Regardless of your outdoor activities or the food you have planned, you must create a comfortable gathering place where your visitors feel welcome and want to stay. Fortunately, our Gettysburg lawn care pros are go-to landscaping experts and perpetual partygoers with tips to help you get your lawn ready for July 4th.

Start Grass Treatments ASAP

We can’t stress enough how important it is to jump on grass treatments as soon as possible! While Independence Day is right around the corner, it’s not too late to give your grass the attention it deserves. We promise you’ll see the benefits in the form of:

  • Erosion control – healthy lawns with a consistent maintenance regimen are less likely to experience dry soil and erosion because of a strong root system. If your property has a slope, we suggest having our Gettysburg lawn care professionals install a retaining wall to further reduce erosion.

  • Improved air quality – Your July 4th weekend will be spent outside enjoying fun, fellowship, and fireworks with the people you love. Help them breathe easier by fortifying your lawn to produce more oxygen, reduce carbon dioxide, and trap other airborne pollutants for improved air quality.

  • Noise absorption – Is noise pollution an issue at your Gettysburg home? We imagine you don’t want any interruptions while you’re enjoying the beautiful light show above. A well-maintained lawn can help absorb sounds and reduce street noise for a serene outdoor experience.

  • A cushioned surface – At your 4th of July party, you’ll have a gaggle of guests in your backyard—kids running around, adults playing lawn games, and your pets searching for discarded food in the grass. With so many things going on at once, there are sure to be tripping hazards. Let your healthy lawn be the cushioned buffer that keeps guests from serious injury.

Add a Hardscape Feature for Added Entertainment

Can you picture you and your loved ones lounging in front of a beautiful stone fire pit while waiting for the fireworks to start? That can be your reality with a hardscape feature installed by The Grounds Guys of Gettysburg. Hardscape elements like a fire pit can help bring everyone together to assemble before the light show begins.

And after the 4th of July, we recommend thinking about an outdoor kitchen for next year’s Independence Day party or brick pavers to make your home look more stately. Our Gettysburg landscape designers can help you create the ultimate entertainment space with just a few hardscape enhancements.

Eliminate Weeds for Curb Appeal

Crabgrass, chickweed, purple deadnettle, and dandelions are all weeds native to Gettysburg. And while some of these genera don’t look like your traditional weed, trust us, these uninvited Independence Day guests need to vacate the premises. For instant results that last, remove the roots, not just the leaves. Any remnants of the root system will allow weeds to regrow.

Below are some quick weeding reminders to help enhance curb appeal before your 4th of July party:

  • Weed when it’s wet – Either weed after it rains or weed after sufficient watering in the evening. However, avoid soil compaction while the ground is moist and pliable.

  • Keep your tools handy – Do you see the start of a few weeds on your lawn, but they’re too small to pull manually? Keep a trowel or hoe on hand to nip those weeds in the bud.

  • Avoid bald spots – Weeds love to make their home in places unoccupied by anything else. If you see empty patches in your lawn, try reseeding or hire a professional for sod installation.

With these quick tips, you’ll have a lawn ready for the 4th of July (and devoid of pesky weeds) that impresses all your holiday guests.

Keep Bothersome Bugs at Bay

The best way to ward off uninvited guests (i.e., insects that love eating your grass blades) is to maintain a healthy lawn. You can help keep bugs at bay—and ensure your Independence Day visitors aren’t bothered— by mowing the grass regularly and fertilizing your lawn. A well-maintained green space can be your natural pest control, helping you save money on traditional pest control treatments that may damage your grass and plants.

Hire the Right Guys for An Independence Day-Ready Lawn!

The clock is ticking to get your lawn ready for the 4th of July. If you just don’t have the time to implement our Independence Day lawn tips, The Grounds Guys of Gettysburg can take care of everything for you! With our comprehensive lawn care products and services, we can improve your lawn’s health for the 4th of July and beyond.

Call (717) 798-3597 now! We’re standing by, waiting to help you get your home Independence Day ready!